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7% called the u.s. operation in iraq a complete success. 23% say that it was a complete failure, 27% say that it was somewhat of a failure and 41% call it at least a partial success. >>> northern california television viewers will see something they have never seen on tv before. it's a tv commercial for medical marijuana. and as laura coal reports, even though the word "marijuana," is never actually used in the commercials, some parents are still upset. >> two ruptured disks that i have in my lower back. >> reporter: the ad tells people's pain. >> muscle spasms in my back. >> reporter: and explain marijuana for medical use. >> the people that you see giving those temperatures are real, live, every day patients, israel they are your neighborhoods, your children, your relatives. >> reporter: it's the first of its kind. >> i know that people are a lot of times afraid to step forward. >> reporter: the ad never even uses the word "marijuana." >> it says cannabis. >> reporter: but it still comes with controversy. >> you want to rays your kids and keep them away from drugs in society it's
that that man may be linked to several bodies found in the bay area. anne makovec in vallejo to show us what she's learned about the investigation. >> reporter: this has been very confusing. there are a lot of cases involved and several killings. but in the past 24 hours a lot of activity has focused on the house behind me in vallejo. this missing persons poster distributed by the woman's husband a few days ago, it's believed these two women in these photos could be the people into were found dead in this house here behind me, a house where a huge supply of bomb-making materials was found overnight, as well. the atf is here investigating. this accused killer efren valdemoro is now dead. he was killed by officers last night after a high-speed chase ended in the shopping center parking lot in richmond. his girlfriend was found dead in the car. valdemoro was already wanted in connection with the killing of an elderly man at this home in hercules. that man's son frederick sales has been missing since his father was found murdered and is feared to be a victim as well. valdemoro was a frequent guest a
uvando used it to beat his girlfriend a 33-year-old. authorities say the man called several people after the alleged beating as he drove around with the body in the front seat. he eventually showed up at a coworker's apartment. the coworker called 911. then the man surrendered and confess, according to police. >>> after calls from politician and the public, pg&e has now posted maps showing the locations of the riskiest gas pipeline in the state. pipe segments get on the list based on four criteria. first, will there or has there been third party construction nearby? is there any pipe corrosion? has there been any land movement near the pipes, such as an earthquake? and finally, the pipe's age, design and what it's made of. the pg&e president christopher johns says these factors constantly affect the list. >> this list is in flux. some items will move up, some will move down the list. >> pg&e says the san bruno section of pipe that exploded was not on the top 100 list. when the utility finds out what caused the explosion, it might have to change the criteria. the maps on the website aren'
this section that water had shown up in tests. the key to fighting this corrosion apparently using chemicals or robots to scrape microbes away but apparently pg&e says the pipeline in san bruno was too narrow and had too many bends for some of the recommended treatments. pg&e said it did use ultrasonic techniques to detect corrosion and didn't find any. meanwhile, the public utilities commission has voted to bring an independent panel in to investigation this explosion, looking into what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid the disaster. state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of the panel out of its own profits so customers do not have to foot the bill. today is day 2 of heavy demolition an clean-up in the neighborhood what remains of the 35 homes that were burned to the ground will be removed over the next several weeks. large excavators and workers in protective gear are working on three homes a day. at the same time, street sweepers and water trucks work to keep the area clean by reducing the threat of toxic dust. >> want to make sure that we're very and
. >> a historic moment in baghdad as u.s. officials formally hand over control of military operations back to the iraq government. >> good morning. it's wednesday, september 1. i'm john kessler. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. >>> an east bay murder suspect is dead this morning. he is now being connected with killings in two counties. right now bomb squad units are at two different locations. anne makovec is at a home in vallejo where officers made a gruesome discovery. >> reporter: good morning. police have been here all night. they found the bodies of two women in this home here behind me on upland court overnight. the bodies were chopped up, according to police. police have not positively confirmed yet if they are indeed two missing women in their 60s that have been missing since last week. one of those women did live here. they were both acquaintances of a man suspected of at least two other murders and here is that man. his name is efren valdemoro, 38 years old. now, he was shot and killed by officers last night. officers say that valdemoro fled the chp on a high-speed c
bruno, bracket. >> thank you. >> simon perez joins from us bayhill shopping center a major gathering spot for the evacuees. >> reporter: good morning. you can see behind me the red cross truck is here. they are certainly helping many of those people who had their homes either completely burned to the ground or had a lot of damage done to it. you can see some of the video there. dozens of homes that burned and more that are damaged. one person confirmed dead and dozens hurt. many people taking themselves to the hospital. some with severe burns, others with smoke inhalation, some in nearby hospital, others as far as san francisco. saint francis burn unit was treating some of the people last night. this is going to be a pretty difficult search operation, certainly not rescue but a search operation as cadaver dogs go through some of the rubble this morning. mainly, that's because many of the people if there are any left inside pretty much would have been incinerated. this fire was so hot, i was here last night that it just eliminated the houses almost instantly. you see skeletons, chimne
a run for the mexican border. young has had three surgeries and used up more than 100 units of blood. >> it heightens the need that we have for blood donors on a constant basis. >> reporter: the principal gave children time off from class to donate. over 100 people joined the evident including district staff members and fellow officers in this urgent effort to spare a life. >> i know as police officers it's part of our job to have situations that come up like this. i'm happy we didn't lose officer young. he is still with us. he is strong and will come through this. >> reporter: blood drives will be continuing in the bay area throughout the week including special labor day hours at four blood centers in the east bay. in santa clara, len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> first the mysterious leaking pipes. you know what some neighbors think may be a cover-up. >> i recently contacted the water department and said, do you have a copy of the study? >> why neighbors think muni is responsible for some big repair bills and why the city is not releasing a confidential study on the problem. >>> it would be
that water had shown up in tests. the key to fighting this corrosion apparently using chemicals or robots to scrape microbes away but apparently pg&e says the pipeline in san bruno was too narrow and had too many bends for some of the recommended treatments. pg&e said it did use ultrasonic techniques to detect corrosion and didn't find any. meanwhile, the public utilities commission has voted to bring an independent panel in to investigation this explosion, looking into what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid the disaster. state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of the panel out of its own profits so customers do not have to foot the bill. right now, heavy demolition and clean-up are going on here at the site in the neighborhood leveled by that explosion. the 35 homes that were burned to the ground will be removed. that process started yesterday. large excavators and workers in protective gear are working on three homes a day. at the same time, street sweepers and water trucks work to keep the area clean by reducing the threat of toxic dust. >> want to
, but linda yee tells us why others are fighting this plan. >> reporter: oakland's north gate area is working to improve its image. plans for a parolee reporting center isn't getting a huge reception here. many neighbors are scared and angry. >> it's really just a question of if you've got a neighborhood that is already kind of economically fragile, i mean, how will this affect the bakery that's going to open across the street? there are a couple of medical facilities across the street, where there are people who are more vulnerable and can we really say people will be safe? >> how are the job descriptions coming along? >> reporter: rehabilitation and treatment program wants to help parolees here with education, job training, and drug counseling. >> we're not importing parolees. the project only serves parolees from oakland. >> reporter: center point case managers say the people they want to help want to give up crime. >> the parolees, the participants actually start to take ownership and proprietorship of the program. so people can, cannot come around and do crime in that area because they k
, lower deck, chp has issued a wind advisory. use caution. 18 minutes from the bridge to the maze. and roadwork to report. 101 southbound through brisbane various lanes blocked as well as northbound 101 as you work your way through oyster point to brisbane so give yourself some extra time through there. that's a look at traffic. let's check your weather. here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, gianna. out the door this morning, we have a few areas of low clouds especially inland. partly cloudy and breezy around the bay and low clouds at the coast. temperatures for the morning from the upper 40s, yeah, not a lot of clouds out there so cooling off in the overnight hours, to 60 degrees around the bay. for the afternoon temperatures are slightly warmer today. sunny, mild inland anywhere from 70 to 78 degrees. mostly sunny around the bay and slightly breezy with temperatures ranging from 65 to 68 degrees. and mostly sunny and breezy along the coastline. a nice afternoon expected. hot temperatures, real hot temperatures are on the way. we'll take a look at the seven- day forecast coming up. back
to reveal that she was in the u.s. illegally. diaz's lawyer, gloria allred, alleges that whitman already knew that because she had received letters from the feds questioning diaz's social security number and that whitman told diaz to check on it but never followed up. here's whitman's take on the day this summer she says she learned that diaz was undocumented. >> we were stunned. just amazed and said, gosh, nicky, we are going to have to let you know. that's our legal obligation as an employer. we are going to have to let you go. >> we have no job, no schools, no place to live, and for that reason we made a decision to come here. i told her that she knew that and i don't have papers to work here and i need her help. >> reporter: the other allegations against whitman that she emotionally and financially abused her housekeeper. diaz says she was hired to work 15 hours a week for $2 3 an hour but that her duties were more than she could do in 15 hours and that she worked a number of hours unpaid. that could lead to new court proceedings if diaz decides
to be 40 feet deep. and while people use their eyes and hands, a dog is using its nose. back live now to chopper 5, the searchers again will be back tomorrow morning and work through tomorrow and possibly even for the day after depending on what they find if anything. frederick sales was last seen a week ago yesterday. we are told that his car has been found. no one is saying where or weather. inside it no signs of a struggle. in contra costa county, i'm sherry hu. >>> efren valdemoro is the man suspected in the disappearance of frederick sales as well as the murder of sales' father. police had been called to break up a fight between those three men back on august 22. it was at the hercules home owned by cindy tran and rented to the saleses. a beaten up valdemoro vowed to press charges. but before legal action was taken, ricardo's body was found and frederick went missing. valdemoro was shot and killed by the chp tuesday night in richmond after a high-speed chase. >>> and police say valdemoro had kidnapped and strangled his ex-girlfriend, cindy tran. tonight in vallejo, family and fri
for nine years she came to meg to reveal to meg that she was in the u.s. illegally. diaz's lawyer gloria allred said whitman already knew that because she had received letters from the fed questioning the social security number and that whitman should check on it but she didn't follow up. >> we were stunned, just amazed and we said, gosh, nicky, we are going to have to let you go. that is our you know -- that's our legal obligation as on employer. we are going to have to let you go. >> we have no job, no schools, no place to live, and for that reason, we made a decision to come here. i told her that she knew that and i don't have papers to work here and i need her help. >> reporter: the other allegations against whitman that she emotionally and financially abused the housekeeper. diaz says that she was hired to work 15 hours a week for 23 bucks an hour. but that her duties were more than she could do in 15 hours and that she worked a number of hours unpaid. that could lead to a new set of court proceedings if diaz ends up pursuing it. of course, the court of public opinion here is a diff
was used and my understanding is that it refers to high consequence area and it's a definition in pipeline -- in pipeline regulatory terms, the definition that relates to population density and not to the strength or integrity of the pipe. >> reporter: terms aside, though, when you look at what happened here, there's a lot of concern in other communities. pg&e has more than 6,000 miles of transmission lines in california. they have been ordered to inspect them all with the concentration on high pressure lines in densely populated neighborhoods like this one here in san bruno. now, also this morning, at 8:00 a.m., we are expecting to hear some new information from the san mateo county coroner's office. we do have several people still missing this morning. so we might have some information coming in about them. >> anne in san bruno, thank you. >>> pg&e is giving each household in the disaster zone up to $50,000. no strings attached. >> it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and will not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. >> i
but they have to pay a fee with a fastrak. carpools will still be able to use the lane without charge. that express lane will be between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at 10:00 this morning, politicians and transportation officials will have a kickoff celebration right there near the freeway. >>> it is 5:06. let's get another check of the weather and traffic. gianna, how's commute looking? >> the freeways are looking very good. very light on the roads. but the surface streets is where we are having a trouble spot this morning near golden gate accident at richardson and chestnut. sfpd and emergency crews are on scene. expect that intersection to be blocked for some time until it's cleared out of the road. give yourself extra time if you head through richardson near chest enough. elsewhere closures taking place. near the moscone center, this is for oracle open word. tonight at 8:00, howard street will be shut down between third and fourth streets. that will be in effect until friday the 24th. so definitely give yourself extra time through that area. rig
... that is what drives us. but what really happened? cnn -- not me -- cnn says his assertion about his tax record was "just plain wrong." jerry brown went out there and took credit for the fact that the people of california voted for proposition 13, which lowered taxes, which he opposed. and now he's going around taking credit for it. he raised taxes as governor of california. he had a surplus when he took office and a deficit when he left. he doesn't tell the people the truth. >>> you're watching cbs "eyewitness news." >>> two brutal assaults and now this warning. women, watch your backs. >> pg&e finally comes clean releasing the list of those high-risk pipelines but that list isn't exactly helpful. what you'll have to do to find out if you live near one. >> no influence at all from nobody. from nowhere. >> the president aunt speaks for the first time how she managed to stay in the country illegally. why she says the system is to blame. >>> he had so much evil in his life and now he has had so much love. >> and rescued from michael vick's estate, what this pit bull is doing now, to put smiles oh
make sure you know what is happening around you at all times. robert liles shows us why. >> reporter: ask most to describe lake manager inc. >> you usually think his face. >> women workout alone and more often than not with head phones or cell phones. >> everybody, anybody, especially people by themselves are all walking around with an ipod in their hands. >> reporter: but they are sending a warning, remove the head phones, hang up phone, and be aware of what's going on. a lone attacker is preying on william, two women fell victim last night within minutes of each other. >> nervous smiles. we have to find someplace else to walk. >> we would like to tell you the exact street but police are keeping that close to the vest. they said it happened in excluded areas, where few street lights and few people walking the streets made the attacker unnoticeable. >> after talking to you today i'll be more careful. >> both of last night's started as a robbery but quickly escalated to sexual assault. are careful when you get the to your car and lock it as soon as you're inside. dana a, ken. >> no ma
in the house. dynamite, c-4 and uranium, a radioactive chemical used in dirty bombs or armor-piercing ammunition. those materials were found in both a storage locker he rented as well as in the house. apparently rittenhouse is a chemical scientist but the amounts of chemicals and the severity of them are what sh police raising eyebrows this morning. also who killed those two women. back to you. >> thank you. you can find much more on this story including unedited video from each crime scene. it's all on our website, cbs5.com. >>> oakland's police chief disagrees with the police officer's union on the impact of recent police layoffs. 80 officers laid off in july. last week union officials said crime in oakland has increased 8.5% since then. but police chief anthony batts is not connecting that increase with the layoffs. he says crime usually goes up in the summer and says that violent crime is actually down in oakland. >>> another round of steep cuts could be on the way for a.c. transit, proposing eliminating about half its weekend routes and most of its late night lines to he
learning a little more about valdemoro and what they are telling us is that they are finding out he didn't have a permanent address. we live in someone's home here in vallejo, someone else's in hercules. when he was living in that apartment complex where he didn't pay the run and was evicted he lived with cindy tran and over their apartment complex every now and then a woman would come in claiming she was his mom saying, where's my cadillac? have you seen my escalade? it turns out that that woman is one of the victims that was found in a house here in vallejo today. so allen, they are trying to put all these pieces together. they don't believe it's his mom but she would refer to herself as his mom. there is a clique the folks here involved in this that apparently would go gambling together allen, and they had a relationship, it's just not clear what they were at this point. >> joe vazquez in vallejo, thank you. i have more pieces to this puzzle. perhaps the only person who could provide some of the clues as to what happened is in custody. 72-year-old charles rittenhouse owns that vallejo
found two bodies there. they are telling us those bodies were chopped up. they are believed to be the women who had not been seen since wednesday. he had apparently either stayed at the home as a tenant or guest and there is another missing person connected to this case. 35-year-old frederick salis is the son of 73-year-old ricardo salis of hercules. he was found beaten to death in his home saturday allegedly by valdemoro. we have a reporter headed to vallejo and we'll have more on this story at 5:30. >>> in other news the condition of fremont police officer shot in oakland last week has improved after another surgery. yesterday's surgery on 39-year- old todd young was successful. his condition upgraded to serious but stable. the shooting suspect is still in jail in san diego. that is 20-year-old andrew barrientos. he is now charged with attempted murder. he is expected to be arraigned in alameda county next tuesday. >>> we are starting the third month without a state budget. lawmakers ended their session last night after debating two budget plans. governor schwarzenegger sa
. and while people use their eyes and hands, a dog is using its nose. now, we're told the searchers are almost halfway through this 3,000 tons of trash, dana. police say frederick sales' car has been found. no one is say where or when and inside it no signs of a struggle. >> in the meantime a grim but necessary duty for those officers. hugh now contra costa county, thank you. >>> efren valdemoro is the man suspected in the disappearance of frederick sales as well as the murder of sales' father. police had been called to break up a fight between those three men back on august 22. it was at the hercules home owned by cindy tran and rented to the saleses. a beaten up valdemoro vowed to press charges. but before legal action was taken, ricardo's body was found and frederick went missing. valdemoro was shot and killed by the chp tuesday night in richmond after a high-speed chase. >>> and police say valdemoro had kidnapped and strangled his ex-girlfriend, cindy tran. tonight in vallejo, family and friends are gathering in front of the salon where tran worked. her clients say that she always talked a
and teachers at merritt trace elementary school are trying to win money. matt bigler of kcbs radio shows us it's money the school could really use. >> reporter: merritt trace elementary school here in san jose, which was decimated by fire this summer, is involved in an email campaign from parents and teachers to get people to go on facebook and vote for the school in this kohl's department store prize campaign. kohl's is offering $500,000 to the top 20 schools each that get the most votes. so you have to go on facebook, log in, search for merritt trace elementary school, which is the official name of trace, and then you can vote up to five times. and then again if merritt trace ends up in the top 20 schools, they will receive $500,000. as of this morning, they were ranked at number 32. so there is a lot of ground to cover if they are going to win. i'm matt bigler in san jose for cbs 5. >>> people in one san francisco neighborhood sounding off about growing problems with a popular park. neighbors say that dolores park in the mission area gets too loud and crowded even during the week. they say
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